Spell of the people with Albinism

An aid project by “Tanzania Albinism Society” (E. Kimaya) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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E. Kimaya (Project Manager)

E. Kimaya
Tanzania has one of the largest populations of people with Albinism in the world, an estimated 170,000. Albinism is a genetically inherited disorder. Sufferers have no or little pigmentation in skin, hair and eyes.

People with Albinism have the highest risk of getting SKIN CANCER. It’s their biggest killer. The sun is extremely damaging for their skin, but they can´t afford proper sun protection products. The average life expectancy is 30 years. Normally people with Albinism have the same life expectancy as the general population.

An absurd myth claims that people with Albinism have magical powers. People with Albinism are BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED, targeted for their legs, hands, fingers, heads and genitals. There is a sinister trade of their body parts for the use in witchcraft rituals and good luck charms, promising success and richness.

All people with Albinism are born with LOW VISION, due to the lack of pigmentation in their eyes. With no access to eye health care and affordable vision aid, such as glasses, children with Albinism are doomed to drop out of school. With no education they can´t break the chain of poverty.

Tanzania Albinism Society (TAS) is a non-profit organization established in 1978 by people with Albinism. TAS is helping to protect and empower people with Albinism in Tanzania and serves over 12,000 registered members. TAS accepted the Martin Luther King Major Drum for Justice Award in 2009.

Please visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/TASTZ for more information.

Our contact details are:

Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Luthuli St. P.O. Box 9644
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Phone +255 713 263 196
Email tanzalbino_org@yahoo.com

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Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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  • Every day tasks are becoming more difficult. Like reading your messages on your mobile phone.

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  • The Tanzania Albinsim Society office in Dar es Salaam. Because of low vision people with Albinism have difficulties to use the computer.

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  • With the solar kit they can even charge their mobile pone.

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  • Girl with Albinism doing her homework with a donated solar lamp. Because of her low vision she need extra bright light.

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  • Installing the solar panel on the roof of their house.

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  • Happy family receiving a solar light kit. A lovely donor brought some light to their home.

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  • The Tanzania Albinism Society accepted the Martin Luther King Major Drum for Justice Award on behalf of Albinos living in Tanzania in a ceremony at the US Embassy on January 15th 2009.

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  • Girl with Albinism happy to receive a donated solar lamp to do her homework.

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  • Adam Robert, a boy with Albinism, receiving treatment after a brutal attack with a machete.

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  • Operated hand of Adam Robert, a boy with Albinism, after a brutal attack with a machete.

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  • Girl with Albinism suffering from Skin Cancer.

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  • Smiling children with Albinism after receiving donated sunglasses and pens. Thank you Sally Watson for your lovely package!

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  • Girl with Albinism suffering from Skin Cancer.

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  • Child with Albinism suffering from severe sun burn.

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  • Man with Albinism suffering from Skin Cancer visiting the doctor for treatment.

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  • Boy with Albinism suffering from Skin Cancer.

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  • Girl with Albinism suffering severe skin cancer

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  • Young boy with Albinism, Adam Robert, receiving treatment after a brutal attack.

    Uploaded at 29-05-2012